Join Date: Jan 2006
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You are right. A 38 bike grid will look and sound brilliant on the track.
We have spent a lot of time during the closed season thinking about extending the spectacle and entertainment to the area that we occupy off track. You are right that the public have paid good money to get into a BSB event and there is no reason why the entertainment should stop when there is no actual race.
We will be creating a Triumph Village. We are going to have a large marquee that will house the Challenge bikes as well as the T3 Racing Superstock Team and the T3 Racing Supersport Team. We will also have a 40 foot race support truck with a double awning. In there will be tyre fitting, offices, meeting area, hospitality and a commercial area for our sponsors. We will always be in an area that is accessible to the public and we really want the public to come in and see us. We think this is important for the public to gain maximum enjoyment from what we do. It is always different just watching a race to watching a race a rooting for a racer that you've just had an enjoyable chat with. Who knows, that chat could lead to that racer being sponsored (by definition that member of the public is a bike racing enthusiast). Remember though, Triumph have tasked us to try and find a British Champion - no reason why the race going public shouldn't give us a hand.
Being out in the public area also gives us a chance to put on a bit of a show when we move from the village to the grid - watch out for that!!